Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Hons)  JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6537)11/21


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Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Hons) is a specially designed degree for students interested in working with young children (birth – age eight) with special needs and their families. It is designed to prepare educators to be leaders in the field; working in a variety of early learning settings, early intervention programmes, mainstream schools, with a diverse group of students and families and related stakeholders in the community.

This programmes equips graduates with the: 

  • expertise in evidence based practices for young children with and at risk for disabilities, and their families
  • skills for supporting and collaborating with families, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • effective strategies for providing instruction to young children with disabilities
  • collaboration skills necessary for working on interdisciplinary teams.
  • Professional Placement (Field Experiences) is a key component of this programme. Students will have the opportunity to work with a range of children and families in early intervention programmes (Early Learning settings and mainstream schools) under the mentorship of the respective Professional Placement leaders.

The Bachelor of Special Needs Education (Hons) recognises prior learning and knowledge acquired by granting advanced standing into the programme.

Career Prospect

  • Educators in early childhood settings
  • Educators in special needs schools
  • Educator of special needs in the mainstream
  • Developer of Individualized Education Plan
  • Various positions in the related government agencies
  • Operator of special needs settings
Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) Local

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communication Skills
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • Understanding Human Behaviour
  • Co-Curriculum Activities
Compulsory Courses
  • Foundation of Educational Theory and Principle
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Philosophy
  • Teaching Method and Pedagogy
  • Sociology of Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Comparative Education
  • Principle of Special Education
  • Child Psychology
  • Teaching Young Children
  • School Based Assessment in Special Education
  • Mathematics in Special Needs Education
  • Language & Literacy for Special Needs Education
  • Creative Movement & Physical Development
  • Behaviour Management for Children with Special Needs
  • Visual Arts in Special Needs Education
  • Planning and Administering Special Needs
  • Education Program
  • Music In The Classroom
  • Social Skills & Moral Development of Special Needs Children
  • Play Therapy In Special Needs Education
  • Life Skills for Children with Special Needs
  • Family and Community
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • The Effective Practitioner in Special Needs Education
  • Education Management
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Education
  • Special Need Education Curriculum
  • Curriculum Development and Evaluation
  • Educational Technology
  • Identification of Special Needs Children
  • Practicum
Examinations Requirements
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Pass with at least Grade C (GPA 2.00)  in two (2) subjects
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Pass with a minimum grade “Jayyid
A-Level Pass with a minimum grades C in two (2) subjects
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) or equivalent Pass with a minimum grade B in five (5) subjects
Foundation  / Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.00
International Baccalaureate (IB) Pass with a minimum total points of 24
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) Pass with a minimum scores of 60%
Canadian Pre-University (CPU) Pass with a minimum scores of 60%
Diploma Minimum CGPA 2.00
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

3 intakes in a year


Full-time – 3 years
Part-time – 5 years


Mode of Study: Full-time / Part-time

Students embark on Continuous Competency – Based Assessment that aims at capturing and measuring their knowledge, skills and dispositions in a course of study. The Continuous Competency – Based Assessment component constitutes 60% of formative assessment and 40% summative assessment. The assessment component can be one or a combination of assignments, quizzes, case studies and project reports.